Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed the Gunners "lacked a bit of sharpness" during the frustrating 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Monday 2 May while admitted the fatigue of some player "is a little bit of a concern" ahead of the FA Cup final.
The Gunners virtually secured the Premier League third place to avoid the Champions League play off but failed to score a goal for the third consecutive home game after the draw against Chelsea and the defeat against Swansea.
And with the North London side set to host West Bromwich for the last Premier League day of the campaign on Sunday before the FA Cup final against Aston Villa, Wenger admitted some concerns about the situation.
Asked whether the fatigue of some players can affect the team in the final, he admitted: "It is a little bit of a concern but there's nearly two weeks to go."
"You can say that we dominated possession and we lacked a bit of sharpness in our movement, in the way we prepared our chances and in our finishing as well," he said.
"Physically it was an intense game on Sunday from what we have analysed and we were a bit jaded tonight. We haven't scored in the last three games at home and the fact that we couldn't score played a big part in our spontaneous attitude when finishing."
Having already secured virtually the third place, Wenger refused to confirm whether he will rotate his players against West Brom as claimed he wants to finish the Premier League campaign with a victory.
"Have I got any nerves about finishing third? No. We want to win our game on Sunday, that's all. We want to prepare to win the game on Sunday. You could see that some players are a bit (tired),"
"We played our 56th game of the season tonight and some players have given a lot. We still have time to recover for Sunday and prepare well for the FA Cup final. What is important now is that we
And when the reporters insisted whether the recent unbeaten run caused the fatigue, he added: "I don't know."
"When you don't win, you're frustrated and tonight some players looked like they had not completely recovered from Sunday. Now we know that the point we took at Manchester United was vital. Had we lost that game, then we would be in trouble."